​The weBelong: Wellbeing@St Catherine’s program provides a holistic approach to the personal, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of our girls.

Through a thematic, integrated and age appropriate wellbeing program, students discuss topics such as realistic and mindful thinking, emotion recognition and regulation, positive relationships, digital citizenship, optimism, gratitude and leadership.

We emphasise the importance of fostering a sense of belonging for students’ wellbeing. Creating a supportive, connected, and inclusive environment is crucial. When students feel valued within their school community, it not only enhances their overall sense of purpose but also significantly contributes to their emotional and psychological resilience.

At St Catherine’s, our primary goal is to equip all students with the essential knowledge, understanding, and skills. Our focus is on fostering resilience, independence, creativity, and boldness. We believe that by instilling these qualities, we empower our students to navigate challenges and thrive in their academic and personal journeys.

We know that learning and wellbeing are inextricably linked; students learn best when their wellbeing is optimised, and they develop a strong sense of wellbeing when they experience success in learning. Our weBelong Wellbeing@St Catherine’s strongly aligns with our Teaching and Learning and Co-curricular to form our Academic Care model – we know that students’ social and emotional skills are strong predictors for how they perform in school and their psychological wellbeing. Intellectual curiosity and persistence are strongly related to better school performance.

Our weBelong programs incorporate the seven Wellbeing Pillars that contribute to students overall wellbeing. They are the skills, knowledge, abilities, attitudes and values that are required to maintain and improve students physical, emotional, social and mental wellbeing. These pillars form the basis for the development and implementation of our student wellbeing strategies and programs from ELC through to Year 12.

Our Student LeadershipCommunity Service and Leadership Diploma initiatives also provide opportunities for our students to realise their personal leadership potential, reach out to their local communities and contribute to our wider School community.

We also provide on-campus Health Services and clinical support to students and their families during times of need.